Get insurance for your family holiday

You’ve booked the flights, made hotel reservations and got the kids excited. Now there’s just one more essential to take care of before you set off to enjoy the sun, sea and sand – family holiday insurance. It’ll give you peace of mind that you’re covered should anything go wrong while you’re away.

With our travel insurance, we’ll help to cover the cost of medical treatment if you or a family member become ill while you’re abroad. Without it, you might need to pay out upfront, and healthcare abroad can be very expensive. So, it’s important to make sure you have the right cover in place.

Why choose Sainsbury’s Bank Travel Insurance?

With our cover you’ll get:

  • Up to 20% off if you’re a Nectar member*
  • Double Nectar points on Sainsbury's shopping and fuel if you take out an annual travel insurance policy for your family**
  • Access to a 24-hour helpline in case of medical emergencies while you’re away
  • Three levels of cover to choose from – Silver, Gold or Platinum
  • Unlimited medical expenses with Single Trip and Annual Multi-trip policies when you choose our Platinum cover

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Why family travel insurance?

Travel insurance is an essential purchase for any holiday. And, whether you’re a single or two-parent family, it’s best to choose a policy that covers everyone – like ours. Just make sure you, your partner and children are named on the policy when you take it out.

Our key benefits include:

If you or a family member need any medical treatment while on holiday, we’ll help cover the cost of expenses. That includes any costs incurred if a rescue service to the hospital is needed, or repatriation home.

If your family holiday is cancelled, our travel insurance will cover the cost of non-refundable, pre-booked travel and accommodation expenses. We’ll also cover pre-booked excursions and additional costs if you need to return to the UK early.

If you choose Gold or Platinum level cover, insurance could help if you or a family member are involved in a serious accident while on holiday.

The amount of cover will depend on your age, and if your aged 66 or over you’ll only be covered if an accident you’re involved in results in death.

This covers injury or illness to another person, or damage to their property, that’s caused by either you or another member of your family who is listed on the policy.

Some activities are not covered. Limits and exclusions apply, check your policy summary for more details.

There’s no need to worry about losing money if your travel plans are delayed or cancelled. Our travel insurance can offer some compensation for you and your family.

If you lose any vital documents, like your passport, driving licence or travel documents, we’ll provide cover for the cost of temporary replacement documents.


No insurance policy covers every eventuality, for full details of the benefits, limitations, terms and conditions please review our policy document.


Which policy is right for you?

The type of insurance you need will depend on your holiday plans.


Single Trip

If you’re going on one big family holiday, then our single trip travel insurance could be your best option.

Annual Multi-trip

If you have multiple trips planned over the course of a year, then you might be better with an annual family travel policy.

Extended trip

Are you and your family taking a longer trip? Then you can get cover for an extended period.



How travel insurance works when a family member is ill

Our policies cover a wide range of pre-existing medical conditions, including epilepsy, heart conditions and asthma. It’s important that you tell us about any medical conditions when you get a quote, either online by phone, to make sure you and your family have the right cover in place. If you don’t, claims may be rejected, or payment could be reduced.

Get the most out of your family holiday

Need extra protection for your trip? Or just need some tips for travelling with children? We’ve got it covered.


Cruise cover

Going on a family cruise? Get on board with our special cruise cover add-on.

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Winter sports cover

Off to the slopes with the kids? Pack our winter cover add-on for extra peace of mind.

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Handy travel guides

Enjoy your family travels without worrying. We’ve got it covered in our helpful guides.

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Any questions?

We’re happy to help. Check out our FAQs or get in touch with our friendly team for more information, or to talk about our policies.

Call 0345 305 2621

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*Up to 20% discount applies when you tell us your Nectar card number. Discount does not apply to the premiums for pre-existing medical conditions or enhanced gadget cover. You won't be eligible if you buy through a price comparison website. We reserve the right to change or cancel this offer without notice.  

**1. Only available to customers buying a Sainsbury's Bank Annual Travel Insurance policy. 2. You need to tell us your Nectar card number when you apply; and scan or swipe that card, or input your card number, with each Sainsbury’s purchase. 3 .Double points begin on your policy's cover start date. If you don't tell us your Nectar card number until after your cover start date, double points will begin on the date you tell us. 4. Double points stop when the policy is cancelled or you stop paying premiums. 5. Each Nectar account can only collect points from one travel insurance policy. 6. It’s only the base points you collect at Sainsbury’s that are doubled. Bonus points won’t be doubled, nor will any points from Argos, Habitat, Sainsbury’s Bank (including travel money purchases), Sainsbury’s Energy or any other Sainsbury’s service. 7. By the 10th of each month, you'll get a bonus point award equal to the total of your qualifying points during the previous month, up to a maximum of 20,000 points. 8. Sainsbury's Supermarkets Ltd award the points from this offer. No cash alternative is available. 9. We reserve the right to change or cancel this offer without notice.

Sainsbury’s Bank Travel Insurance is underwritten by Great Lakes Insurance SE (GLISE) a German insurance company. UK Branch office: Plantation Place, 30 Fenchurch Street, London, EC3M 3AJ, company number SE000083. Authorised by Bundesanstalt für Finanzdienstleistungsaufsicht and subject to limited regulation by the Financial Conduct Authority and Prudential Regulation Authority: register number 769884. Details about the extent of GLISE’s authorisation and regulation by the Prudential Regulation Authority, and regulation by the Financial Conduct Authority are available from the insurer on request.

Sainsbury’s Bank Travel Insurance is sold and administered by Hood Travel Limited, registered at Companies House 08318836. Hood Travel is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority under registration number 597211. Hood Travel Limited’s registered address is at 1st Floor Maitland House, Warrior Square, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS1 2JY. Hood Travel is an insurance intermediary providing a non-advised service. We act for and on behalf of the insurer.